Get ready for back to school with two family-friendly  back to school bashes in the Detroit area this Saturday and Sept. 10. Family Recess, an interactive back-to-school program complete with family-friendly activities, including games, music, prizes, special offers and more this Saturday at Birchwood Mall in Fort Gratiot and on Sept. 10 at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Htgs.
FREE in-mall activities include:

Center Stage – Center stage features an event emcee/DJ, freeze modeling and nonstop fun, including games, trivia and a prize wheel.

Gaming Station – Teens can experience and play one of today’s hottest games, “Just Dance 2.” This fun and interactive station includes discount offers, fan challenges and prizes.

“DIY” Station – Kids can get creative and customize apparel and hats with a variety of cool airbrush designs.

Sierra Mist Natural Putting Challenge  – Shoppers get to put forth their best putting shot and “hole in one” winners will receive great prizes.

Family Recess travels to 21 GGP malls across the country from August 6 through September 10. Visit for participating malls, event dates and sweepstakes rules.

Shoppers also will have a chance to win a family vacation for four (4) to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor complex in Orlando, Florida. The sweepstakes package includes: park admission; discover KSC: Today and Tomorrow guided tour; Lunch with an Astronaut program; a space shuttle merchandise package; and two nights (2) hotel accommodations.

Aug. 27 Birchwood Mall located in their Food Court 1-6 p.m.
4350 24th Avenue
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Sept. 10 Lakeside Mall located in Center Court 1- 6 p.m.
14000 Lakeside Circle | Sterling Heights, Michigan 48313

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